Mata Kartar Kaur, after whom our prenatal clinic is named, gave birth to nine of her ten children in a small, mud-walled house on the very spot that our clinic now stands. Due to unhygienic conditions & unsafe delivery techniques she contracted puerperal fever, or childbirth fever, and died soon after giving birth to her last child, Baldev (Deep) Shergill, founder and President of Prominent Homes Ltd. (a home builder in Calgary, AB, Canada) and the Prominent Homes Charitable Organization (PHCO). Although Kartar Kaur died young, her influence on her children’s future was tremendous. At a time when literacy and education were not highly valued, especially for girls, Kartar Kaur ensured that her children could read and write. The value for education she instilled in her family paved the way for brighter futures in Canada and United States. Through her strength and independence of spirit, Kartar Kaur also resisted significant social pressures for sex-selection. In a society that greatly valued boys over girls, Kartar Kaur ensured that all five of her daughters survived childhood to become loving and supportive mothers themselves. Kartar Kaur died at the age of 40 in 1956 from a preventable condition. Indeed, many of the risks that Kartar Kaur faced while giving birth to her ten children continue to threaten the wellbeing of mothers in Ganganagar and across the developing world. The major causes of maternal death are severe bleeding and hemorrhage, infections, unsafe abortions, eclampsia (seizures or coma that occur during pregnancy) and other complicating issues like anemia and malaria (both of which are common in Rajasthan). All of these risks are avoidable and any deaths they cause are unnecessary. Our organization is a reflection of Kartar Kaur’s love and sacrifice and is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the women of Ganganagar.